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The Tour des Glaciers in the Vanoise National Park

Article · 8 Jul 2017

The Tour des Glaciers in the Vanoise National Park

Jonathan reports back from a quick trip to walk the Tour des Glaciers in the Vanoise National Park, south of Mont Blanc.

Gear review: Marmot Ether DriClime Hoody

Article · 17 May 2017

Marmot Ether DriClime Hoody: A Gear Review

Cicerone's Joe Williams reviews the Marmot Ether DriClime Hoody, a jacket that isn't well known to many UK walkers, climbers and runners. The jacket – and its precursor the...

The Highlights of Trekking in Mallorca: The GR221 or the Drystone Route

Article · 6 May 2017

The Highlights of Trekking in Mallorca: The GR221 or the Drystone Route

Paddy Dillon has been walking and trekking in Mallorca, all in the name of 'work'. Here he shares a few highlights of his trip so far.

The new and improved Alpine Pass Route or Swiss Via Alpina 1

Article · 3 May 2017

The new and improved Alpine Pass Route or Swiss Via Alpina 1

The Alpine Pass Route (APR) – now fully waymarked as Swiss Via Alpina 1 (VA1) – is a hiking trail of over 350km across Switzerland, crossing high mountain passes through the...

Annapurna II and Lamjung from Naudanda

Article · 1 Mar 2017

Trekking in Annapurna - an addictive experience!

All Cicerone authors are enthusiastic about their subject area, that's a given. But Siân Pritchard-Jones and Bob Gibbons are obsessed with Annapurna, warning that visitors to the...

An Intro to... The Jordan Trail

Article · 22 Feb 2017

An intro to... The Jordan Trail

Tony Howard and Di Taylor have always loved Jordan and have pioneered the walking and trekking movement there. Here they introduce the Jordan Trail - Jordan's first long distance path.

Hiking the Tour of the Jungfrau Region

Article · 16 Dec 2016

Hiking the Tour of the Jungfrau Region (Tell Us Your Story)

Regular guest bloggers Carol and Jim Watson have been hiking the Tour of the Jungfrau Region and share this trip report with you. They have 'walked with Cicerone' many times and...

Trekking the GR1, the Sendero Historico: A Trip Report

Article · 7 Dec 2016

Trekking the GR1, the Sendero Historico: A Trip Report

Tarjei, a keen trekker from Norway, recently finished the whole of the GR1 (the Sendero Historico) with the aid of John Hayes' guidebook. Here he shares his trip report and some...

Why walk from Munich to Venice? Let John Hayes explain.

Article · 11 Nov 2016

Why walk from Munich to Venice? Let John Hayes explain.

There's a new trekking guidebook to The Dream Way or Traumpfad from Munich to Venice. But why? What ties these cities together and why should you do this allegedly classic trek?...

The Westweg in Germany's Black Forest

Article · 2 Nov 2016

An intro to... The Westweg in Germany's Black Forest

The Westweg is one of Germany's oldest and greatest long distance treks, set up by the ambitious Schwarzwaldverein, or Black Forest Association. Their plans to entice walkers to...

An intro to the GR10 trail

Article · 15 Oct 2016

An intro to... The GR10 Trail: a trek through the Pyrenees

Have you ever wanted to trek the GR10 Trail? Where even is it? Why should you walk it? Here is a very quick intro to the popular trek.

Helman Tor Ss Stw

Article · 13 Oct 2016

A Spotlight On: Contours Walking Holidays

Contours Walking Holidays was founded in 1996 by two directors who shared a common passion for walking, with the aim of making the activity accessible to people from all walks of...

History of the Jordan Trail

Article · 28 Sept 2016

The history of the Jordan Trail

Tony Howard tells us about the fascinating history of the Jordan Trail from the first inklings of an idea to the trail becoming official.

Updating the Alpine Pass Route

Article · 3 Aug 2016

Updating the Alpine Pass Route and avoiding Brexit

Jonathan gladly escaped the post-referendum chaos for a few days walking to check out the changes to the Alpine Pass Route. Here he summarises some of the changes to the...

Top tips for doing the GR20

Article · 19 Jul 2016

Top tips for doing the GR20

Paddy Dillon is a man full of wise words and advice and here he gives us his top tips for doing the GR20 - probably the toughest trek in the world.

Hammock

Article · 11 Jul 2016

Lightweight Hammock Camping

Looking for lightweight camping gear? Have you considered using a hammock for your next trek? In the winter of 2015 Mark Haughton was planning two very long walks when his mind turned to the equipment that would be needed for these adventures.

An intro to... The GR20

Article · 8 Jun 2016

An intro to... The GR20

Fancy taking on one of the toughest treks in the world? Here is a quick intro to the GR20, the high level route across Corsica.

When should I walk the GR20?

Article · 8 Jun 2016

When should I walk the GR20?

People often ask us "when should I walk the GR20?" so we asked Paddy Dillon to give us some advice on the best time of year to take on this challenging route.

A book containing many lifetimes of mountaineering possibilities

Article · 5 Apr 2016

A book containing many lifetimes of mountaineering possibilities

Think the world has been fully explored? There are over 395 unclimbed 6000m peaks in the area surrounding the Alps of Tibet, including the world's highest unclimbed peak, Gangkhar...

2011 April Bhutan 031

Article · 4 Apr 2016

Bhutan: Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon

All eyes are on Bhutan now that William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are to visit this little known Himalayan Kingdom in the spring. Isolated from the world until the 1950s and only open to foreigners from 1974, it has retained its...